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Michigan Sets Path for Decarbonized Power System

Posted by Samarth Medakkar on Nov 30, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Blog Graphic Gov. Whitmer Codifies Plan for 100% Clean Energy by 2040 (1)

This week, Governor Whitmer signed into law a suite of clean energy policies that set Michigan on a path to a decarbonized power system. The new laws include some of the most significant energy policy reforms since the establishment of the state’s renewable portfolio standard in 2008 and electric integrated resource planning in 2016.

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Topics: State Policy, Michigan

Michigan Gov Whitmer Proposes Substantial Investments in Advanced Energy in State Budget

Posted by Samarth Medakkar on Feb 13, 2023 1:30:00 PM

MI State Budget Gov Proposes Investments in Advanced Energy

On February 8, Governor Whitmer announced her budget proposal for fiscal year 2024. Taken in totality, the proposed budget represents a generational investment in the state’s decarbonization efforts and advanced energy economy, and the Governor should be applauded for such a bold agenda. The Governor’s budget includes commitments to transition the state’s energy to renewable resources, improve and decarbonize housing, electrify the transportation system, decarbonize industry, and strengthen energy infrastructure. Among the broad range of investments in communities and businesses proposed within the $79 billion budget are substantial funds for advanced energy projects and technologies, allocated to various administering agencies using both state and federal funds.   

The investments in clean energy—totaling upwards of $1.35 billion—are summarized below. They represent the next step in the Governor’s vision to decarbonize the economy as laid out in her MI Healthy Climate Plan 

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Michigan



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